Adobe Lightroom Classes

Adobe Lightroom is a program designed for photographers.

It allows the photographer to import photos onto their computer, database those images, edit those images, build online galleries and print images, among many other functions.  Many KPS members choose to use Lightroom so help is at hand if you choose to use this program.

KPS runs classes in Lightroom every year.

We run an Introduction to Lightroom Course and possibly an Advanced Lightroom Course at our clubroom at Boronia West Primary School.

See a map and contact details here.

For 2018, the Introduction to Lightroom course will  cost $40 for KPS members and $90 for non-members and runs on February 17, February 24, March 3, misses March 10 then finishes on March 17.

The Advanced Lightroom course may or may not run in 2018 – it depends on demand. If you think you may be interested please contact our club Secretary, Rob via our contacts page.

Non members receive membership of KPS till 31st December 2018.

Lightroom can appear confusing at first but any initial pain in using Lightroom is soon forgotten as one realises the benefits of using this program.

Many people have heard of Adobe Photoshop but not of Adobe Lightroom.  KPS does not run classes in Photoshop as we feel that for many people Lightroom is better suited to them than Photoshop.

Many of us use Photoshop in addition to Lightroom but it is not unusual to be able to properly edit an image in Lightroom, without recourse to Photoshop.

Lightroom comes in two versions, both via subscription.  In an incredibly odd move, Adobe have changed the name of  what was known as Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic CC and have a new cloud only product called Lightroom CC.  Apparently this made sense to someone at Adobe.

You can read about prices and differences on the Adobe website here.  

Lightroom is a program that works better on a computer with a bit of grunt in the way of processing power. Details here.

The KPS Introduction to Lightroom Course

The KPS Introduction to Lightroom Course has been designed to give you maximum learning of the Lightroom Develop Module through hands-on examples and reinforcement through repetition. While we do, of necessity, provide some overview of the Library Module to help you bring your image files into Lightroom and manage them on your computer, we really want to get you knowledgeable and capable with the Develop Module because this is where you will do all your image processing.

You will be required to bring your own laptop PC or Macbook, or desktop PC if you do not have access to a laptop.

You will not need to have purchased Lightroom, although if you do own a copy then you should upgrade to the latest version.

For members without Lightroom we will be using Adobe Lightroom 30 day demonstration licensed software, so DO NOT load it more than a week prior to the course – your instructors will give you more information about this closer to the start of the classes.

You will be using sample images chosen by the instructors to best learn the individual Develop tools. You will also learn a standard workflow to help you apply the tools in a systematic way for every image you process, and we will reinforce the workflow throughout the course so that it becomes second nature to your approach.

Handout notes are minimal, so please bring your own notebook.

For 2018, the Introduction to Lightroom course will  cost $40 for KPS members and $90 for non-members and runs on February 17, February 24, March 3, misses March 10 then finishes on March 17.

An outline of the course is below:
1. Understanding Lightroom
1.1. The Lightroom Catalogue
1.2. The Workspace
1.3. Library Module basics
2. Getting Started
2.1. Create New Catalogue
2.2. Import image files
2.3. Viewing Your Images in Library Module
3. Introduction to the Develop Module
3.1. Quick introduction
3.2. Develop Workflow
3.3. Lens Corrections
3.4. Basic Develop Controls
4. Develop Module – Advanced Functions
4.1. Detail
4.2. Universal Tools – Crop Overlay, Spot Removal
4.3. Universal Tools – Graduated Filter, Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter and Effects Panel
4.4. Lens Corrections
5. Develop Module – Advanced Functions continued
5.1. HSL Color Manipulation
5.2. Detail in more detail
6. Develop Module – Simple B&W Conversion
6.1. Lightroom B&W Presets
6.2. B&W Adjustments
7. Using the Library Tools
7.1. Rating Your Images
7.2. Filters and Attribute Searches
7.3. Collections
8. Export
8.1. Export your developed images for printing
8.2. Export your developed images for screen display or KPS competitions

The KPS Advanced Lightroom course may or may not run in 2018.

The KPS Advanced Lightroom Course has been designed to continue on from the KPS Introduction to Lightroom Course and explore some of the more advanced features of Lightroom.

Once again the primary focus will be to give you maximum learning opportunities through hands-on examples and reinforcement through repetition.
While the Intro Course is not a prerequisite, you should not attempt the Advanced Course without a reasonable understanding of the Lightroom basics – a level of familiarity with the Library module, ability to import image files and navigate the catalogue, basic develop skills and simple export processing. 

You will be wasting your money and our time if you attempt the advanced course without substantial prior knowledge of Lightroom.

You will be required to bring your own laptop PC or Macbook, or desktop PC if you do not have access to a laptop.

We assume that should one be undertaking the advanced course that they will have an up to date copy of Lightroom on their computer for these classes.
You will be using sample images chosen by the instructors to best learn the individual tools.

Handout notes are minimal, so please bring your own notebook.

An outline of the course is below:
1. Develop Module
1.1. Review
1.2. Curves
1.3. Camera Calibration
1.4. Advanced Painting with Light using the Radial Filter and Adjustment Brushes
2. Custom B&W Processing
2.1. B&W Conversion
2.2. Split Toning
2.3. Grain
3. Creating, Saving, Using and Loading Custom Presets
3.1. Custom Develop Preset
3.2. Custom Brush Preset
3.3. Using Presets again
3.4. Loading and using other people’s presets
4. Exposure Management
4.1. Tutorial and discussion about getting exposure right in camera before bringing it into Lightroom
5. Importing and Exporting with Presets
5.1. Import Preset for Lens Corrections
5.2. Import Preset for Metadata
5.3. Export Preset
6. Customising Lightroom
6.1. General Preferences
6.2. Catalog Settings
7. Using more Library Tools
7.1. Keywords, metadata, image ratings
7.2. Moving images files and folders
7.3. Working with Collections
7.4. Sync photo metadata
7.5. Sync develop settings
8. Print Module
8.1. Overview
8.2. Build a Triptych
8.3. Save a Print Template

 If you need further information please get in touch with us via our Contact page.

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